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Chipotle Pays Largest Ever Fine in Food Safety Case – $25 Million

Chipotle Mexican Grill is paying a $25 million fine to resolve criminal charges stemming from food poisoning outbreaks that sickened 1,100 people between 2015 and 2018. The Newport Beach, California-based company was charged in federal court in Los Angeles with…

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Chipotle Norovirus Outbreak Prompts Criminal Investigation

In August of 2015, a norovirus outbreak that sickened 234 people was linked to the Chipotle restaurant located in Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley, California. Now the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California and the U.S.…

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Boston College Norovirus Outbreak, Lawyer Investigating Lawsuit

The Boston College norovirus outbreak has sickened at least 120 students, almost all of whom ate at the Chipotle restaurant in Cleveland Circle before onset of illness, according to Boston College officials: Public Health authorities have confirmed the presence of…

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Chuck E. Cheese Norovirus Outbreak in Woodbury, MN, 2015

At least 30 cases of suspected norovirus have been associated with eating at a Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant in Woodbury, MN. They ate at the restaurant last weekend, January 4-5, 2015. The investigation is being spearheaded by the Washington County…

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Norovirus Deaths at Minneapolis Veteran’s Home

Four residents of the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis died this month, all of them having symptoms of norovirus, a viral, highly contagious infection. In response, the home has put a hold on new admissions, according to the Minnesota Department…

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3 Things Norovirus Victims Sickened at Caribou Coffee in Brooklyn Park Should Know

On Friday, the Caribou Coffee in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, closed after reports of several cases of food poisoning. At the time, the Minnesota Department of Health suspected norovirus as the culprit. Norovirus is highly contagious, so if a food handler has the…

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Blazing Onion in Gig Harbor, WA Closed Due to Norovirus Outbreak

Last week the Tacoma Pierce County Department of Health connected an outbreak of norovirus illnesses to the Blazing Onion, a Gig Harbor, WA restaurant. At least 18 people were sickened, and at least one of them was hospitalized. We have…

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Food Poisoning Report from the CDC

CDC collects data on foodborne disease outbreaks submitted by all states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. This week, the CDC published its report on foodborne disease outbreaks reported by August 2, 2012, in which the first illness occurred…

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Norovirus Outbreak Compensation: Minnesota Lawyers Help Victims Get Money from Restaurants and Caterers

In Minnesota, winter is the season for norovirus, a flu-like foodborne illness that can cause serious injury.  The season started a little early this year with a confirmed outbreak in Mankato at the Verizon Wireless Center, the city’s civic center,…

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Casper Golden Corral Norovirus Outbreak in Wyoming

The Golden Corral restaurant in Casper, Wyoming closed last week after a norovirus outbreak was associated with the restaurant. Almost 200 people reported getting the viral illness, which has flu-like symptoms. According to the Casper-Natrona County Health Department, the Golden…

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Najwa’s Catering Linked to Mankato Civic Center Norovirus Outbreak: MN Lawyer Providing Lawsuit Information

Over 50 people who ate food at Mankato Civic Center events contracted norovirus. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) determined that the norovirus outbreak was caused by a food handler working for Najwa’s Catering, the caterer for the two events.…

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Margarita’s Restaurant Norovirus Food Poisoning Investigation in Holland, MI

At least 200 people have been sickened in a norovirus food poisoning outbreak in Holland, Michigan linked to Margarita’s Restaurant, located at  495 West 17th Street in Holland.  The outbreak first came to light when dozens of people reported gastrointestinal…